Category Archives: Nutrition
Food fuels performance and gives our bodies the nutrients to repair, recover, and adapt to the stress of training and racing. But far too many of us moralize what we eat in the name of performance, with profound impacts on how we relate to food and the very bodies on which we rely. TrainerRoad’s Amber Pierce wants to offer a different perspective.
You need sufficient, high quality nutrition to fuel your workouts, aid your recovery, and promote your body’s physical adaptations. When you’re not fueling properly you’re short changing the training process, and your body’s ability to work harder and get faster.
Managing food cravings while balancing weight loss and training is a challenge. But there are several things that you can do to help keep food in the right perspective. These tips for identifying triggers and managing cravings can help you reach your goals.
Caffeine is the world’s most popular drug, and is closely associated with cycling culture. Should you be incorporating caffeine into your training in a more deliberate way?
Physical and mental energy are both limited resources. Can you train your brain to use this energy more efficiently?
One of the most common questions we receive at TrainerRoad is whether you need to adjust your FTP between indoor and outdoor workouts. The short answer is no, but the reasons why are more complicated.
Bonking is a dreaded experience, an exhaustion of fuel and shutdown of the body’s ability to exert itself. The term gets thrown around a lot, but if you’ve ever felt it you know how bad it can be, and how hard it is to recover from. So just what is a bonk, why is it a bad thing, and how can you avoid it?
You might need extra water and electrolytes for your indoor workouts. You can make the most of your indoor training sessions by planning your hydration around your sweat rate, and using a fan to assist your body’s evaporative cooling process.
Endurance athletes are faced with a bevy of nutrition decisions. Carb cycling is a nutrition strategy based on the percentage of macronutrients. Depending on your goals, carb cycling may be the right choice for you.
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